The Monastery Murders (Stanton & Barling, #2)

The Monastery Murders (Stanton & Barling, #2)Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation and brutal murder Christmas Eve, 1176 Brother Maurice, monk of Fair Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell But there is only silence Cursing his fellow brother Cuthbert s idleness, he seeks him out and in the darkness, finds him brutally murdered.

The Irish Princess

The Irish PrincessIreland, 1160 Aoife MacMurchada is just 14 years old when her father Diarmit, King of Leinster, is brutally deposed, and her family is forced to flee Southern Ireland into English exile Diarmit seeks help from King Henry II, an alliance that leads him to the charismatic Richard de Clare, lord of

Season of the Raven (Servant of the Crown Mystery, #1)

Season of the Raven (Servant of the Crown Mystery, #1)A MILLER FOUND UNDER HIS WHEEL It s 1194 and Sir Faucon de Ramis, the shire s newly appointed Keeper of the Pleas, must do his duty and make an official declaration of the cause of a miller s death Saddled with a clerk who names Faucon his penance, the shire s first Crowner must thread the tangled

The Winter Siege

The Winter SiegeA powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman, The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in twelfth century England s devastating

A King's Ransom (Plantagenets #5)

A King's Ransom (Plantagenets #5)From the New York Times bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Coeur de Lion s life This long anticipated sequel to the national bestseller Lionheart is a vivid and heart wrenching story of the last event filled years in the life

The Autumn Throne (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #3)

The Autumn Throne (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #3)England, 1176 Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright Freed only by Henry s death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England But

The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan

The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis KhanIn the late twelfth century, across the sweeping Mongolian grasslands, brilliant, charismatic Temujin ascends to power, declaring himself the Great, or Genghis, Khan But it is the women who stand beside him who ensure his triumph After her mother foretells an ominous future for her, gifted

Pilgrimage

PilgrimageThe last thing Gebirga of Flanders remembers seeing is the argument between her parents that ended in her mother s death In the years since, she has learned to negotiate her family s castle of Gistel as a blind woman but everyone assumes that one day her home will be the convent founded in her

The Winter Isles

The Winter IslesI am Somerled The summer warrior What am I, if not a warrior In twelfth century Scotland, far removed from the courtly manners of the Lowland, the Winter Isles are riven by vicious warfare, plots and battles Into this hard, seafaring life is born a boy called Somerled The son of an ageing